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Ways to Protect Yourself in Economically Trying Times

By John Torre | January 28, 2021

During an economic downturn, business owners — especially small business owners — are still fearful. They’re naturally in a belt-tightening mindset right now, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need your services!

3 Keys to Developing Strong Relationships with Your Business Clients

By John Torre | January 21, 2021

Developing strong business relationships with your clients will increase your value and earn you more repeat and word-of-mouth business.

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5 Quick and Easy Tips to Organize Your Virtual Workspace for Better Productivity in 2021

By Michele Peterson | January 13, 2021

When you work as a freelancer, your computer plays a critical role in your workflow. Use these 5 tips to organize your virtual workspace.

Take the “Strong Start” Challenge

By Heather Robson | January 6, 2021

Ready to start your year off strong? Take this strong start challenge and check off six things that tend to hold writers back from achieving big momentum.

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105 Reality Blogs… A Gift to be Thankful For

By Andrew Murray | January 1, 2021

If someone ever asks you to write a weekly blog post, jump at the chance… because a lot of good things happen when you write and publish weekly.

Tips for Finding the Right Person to Target in a Small Company

By John Torre | December 17, 2020

Finding contacts with a company can be tricky, especially in a small business where there may not be clear department heads. Use these tips to help you zero in on the best person to talk to.

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What to Do During Economic Swings

By William Ballard | November 26, 2020

Running your own business is always going to have challenges. But at least in normal times, there’s an element of predictability. This year, predictability went out the window. See what you can do to continue to grow and nurture your business during economic swings.

Reality Blog: 5 Tips for a Successful Freelance Business

By Andrew Murray | November 13, 2020

Being a freelancer also means you’re running a small business. And that means you need a good working knowledge of the ingredients that go into for a successful freelance business.

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